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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

A Budget Priority in 2023

By The Vestry of Christ Church Cranbrook

After the uncertainty and disruption of the past few years, it’s wonderful to see parishioners back in church, enjoying coffee hour in the Atrium, a Sunday School exploding with

Home

By Linda Ban

Eight years ago, our family was in constant motion. We lived in Plymouth, went to church in Ann Arbor, and our son attended school in Bloomfield. In addition to all of the local

An Eye Opener

By Jon Buyle

From my first visit to Christ Church Cranbrook, I have been impressed with their multiple outreach ministries in the community. Although I love being in this magnificent church and participating in the beautiful

Grace at the Exact Right Moment

By Kris Guccione

Where I experience Space for Grace can change from day to day for me. I most typically find Grace sitting quietly in the gothic splendor of our beautiful sanctuary.

Do we have to? No, we get to.

By Joe LaVela

 

Christianity is meant to be practiced in community. Jesus did not do his ministry alone – he called the twelve – and he never sent anyone on a mission alone. 

Community makes

Prayer Shawl Ministry’s Annual Sale – Coming this December!

What does the Prayer Shawl Group knit? Well yes, our comforting Prayer Shawls.

That’s how it starts, but our knitters are artists, and we know an artist needs variety, an artist sees and dreams and creates

What Would Our Tax Preparer Say?

By Chris Harris

 

A mentor of mine once said, if you want to know if God is a priority in your life, check your bank account.

That’s right.  Your bank account.

Not how often

Over a Club Sandwich

By Amy Stevenson

 

Where have I experienced “Space for grace?” It happened over a club sandwich.

I am a part of Christ Church Cranbrook’s “Women’s Spirituality Group” – a group for women who are looking to deepen their faith, and journey

Space Within

By Linda Truxell, Stewardship Co-Chair

Space For Grace for me means space within – space to be still, to breathe deeply, to mentally relax, and allow sacred space to open up for communion with God.
Space within can be created in

Grace-filled Welcome

By Ed Burke

One of the ministries that I so enjoy participating in is the “Welcome Ambassadors.” We are the folks with the big red “Welcome!” stickers who greet people at the door, pass out bulletins and help usher folks